Hi, this is my first time building my own rig and id like some help please
The current setup is:
CPU: intel i7 920
Video card: radon HD 5870
Sound card: X-FI Titanium
RAM: 8GB kit (2GBx4) unbuffered – non ECC - DDR3 PC3-12800
Motherboard: Maximus III Formula
Case: antec skeleton (1 top 250mm TriCool) (1 front 92mm HD cooling fan)
Power supply: Quattro 850w
HD: velociraptor 150gb – seagate barracuda 320gb
My three main concerns are:
Do I need extra cooling for the i7 (not planning to OverClock)
Is the power supply solid (i.e. will anything explode when I hook it up)
Is the skeleton really suitable for this rigg?
Im going for a high end gaming rigg under £1400 so if you see any more affordable alternatives id love to know.
it is wayyyy better and saves you some money too. also, get the 300 GB version of the raptor and then you can just forget about the 320 gb barracuda. or get an ssd, if you want to spend the extra money. also that motherboard is not compatible with your build (just caught that) consider getting: